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Sharing Is Not New

Sharing Is Not New | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

Sharing is not new, we’ve been doing it since we assembled into primitive tribes.

A few months ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak to an insurance company in Iowa. They were intrigued by my focus on the Collaborative Economy (sharing economy, maker movement, co-innovation). We had a lively conversation, and they shared with me, “Jeremiah, we love what you’re doing, but it’s not that new! In the Midwest we’ve been sharing for hundreds of years. People share their farms, their land, their time, their crops, and their equipment. You see, it’s just called being a good neighbor.”

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Technology as base for the sharing economy

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 3, 2014 2:40 PM

This is an excellent article. It points out that in community we share. What it means in the hyper-connected world of the 21st Century is still uncertain, but it is important to begin the conversation.

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Building a more resilient economy with Bay Bucks - KALW

Building a more resilient economy with Bay Bucks - KALW | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

Lub has tried all kinds of complementary and alternative currencies through the years. He’s an old hand at bartering – he once traded jewelry for an entire house. If you order from Lub’s website, there’s an option at checkout for wholesale, retail, or barter exchange.


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I fully agree!
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Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages?

Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages? | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
Both left and right are promoting the idea of a basic wage for everyone, currently on trial, as a solution to the new world of work
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Yes, I'm a great supporter of the unconditional basicincome. This article give the pro's and cons. Well balanced view.
By Sonia Dodha.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 20, 12:46 PM
This is beginning to be talked about in Canada. It may be part of how, in an increasingly technological world, we are able to live. It is may also be part of the answer to people who live below the poverty line.
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Universal basic income is the operating system of a post-industrial state

Universal basic income is the operating system of a post-industrial state | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
There are very few policy ideas that attract support from all sides of the political spectrum these days. Universal basic income is one of them. The idea of replacing existing welfare systems by giving everyone unconditional cash payments—regardless of income, work status, or anything else—is appealing to conservatives who want to shrink government bureaucracy
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I do see the enormous advantages of having a unconditional, universal basic income. 

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 28, 10:13 AM
Ontario is implementing three different communities in a pilot project over the next few years.
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Musk: We need universal basic income because robots will take all the jobs

Musk: We need universal basic income because robots will take all the jobs | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
We may need to pay people just to live in an automated world, says space biz baron.
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I agree with Musk: we really need a Universal Basic Income for the changes to come. By Tom Mendelsohn

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principles and models for the network era

principles and models for the network era | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

The age of oil is ending, and markets are being replaced by networks as the dominant organizing model. Nafeez Ahmed recently stated that the end of capitalism is inevitable.Click here to edit the content

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By Harold Jarche. The evolution of all societies: Multi Organised Networks

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Who is creating the future nobody wants? | P2P Foundation

It’s 2016 and humanity is collectively moving toward a future that nobody wants. We are literally going somewhere that will hurt every single one of us.
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By Joe Brewer. We will have to understand how the stories that organize our lives are broken and begin to replace them with better alternatives.

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From basic income to social dividend: sharing the value of common resources | Share The World's Resources (STWR)

From basic income to social dividend: sharing the value of common resources | Share The World's Resources (STWR) | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
It’s time to broaden the debate on how to fund a universal basic income by including options for sharing resource rents, which is a model that can be applied internationally to reform unjust economic systems, reduce extreme poverty and protect the global commons.
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I really believe in a Universal Basic Income (#UBI) for those countries that have the resources to implement it. Which are almost all Western developed countries. 
By Rajesh Makwana

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Universal Basic Income is the Hottest HR Technology

Universal Basic Income is the Hottest HR Technology | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
A friend of mine just asked, “What HR technology excites you most? What’s new? What’s hot?” Those are complicated questions. The easy answer is to send you to analysts and advisors who tell me that
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By Laurie Ruettimann. When people ask me what HR technology or program excites me most, I tell them: universal basic income. It’s a defined and guaranteed sum of money given by a government to keep people above the poverty line. #UBI

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That’s Cognitive Capitalism, baby. — Medium

That’s Cognitive Capitalism, baby. — Medium | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

We often call it #sharingeconomyon-demand economy; sometimes we use other definitions but, in reality, all these trends are co-generated by an endless series of collisions between socio-technological trend that we can try to classify in two different macro-groups.

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By Simone Cicero. The future of work and organisations.

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The Economics of Personal Data

The Economics of Personal Data | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
The Economics of Personal Data All kinds of organisations are collecting data about us all of the time. Companies, governments and other organisations want
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By Paula Newton. “The growing volumes of data, the lack of institutional capacities and the speed of change have outstripped existing policy frameworks.”

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(Future 9) : New Economic Philosophy: "Network Economies of Abundance" by Melanie Swan

(Future 9) : New Economic Philosophy: "Network Economies of Abundance" by Melanie Swan | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
Schematic of Fig. 1 downloadable from: :  ((This article reposted here was published earlier in Sept 14:  and in "the Broader Perspective" blog on September 13, 2015:   A New Kind of Economic Philo...
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By Melanie Swna. Rebolgged by Jaap van Till

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‘Neucoin Will Have More Consumers Using It Than Bitcoin within One Year’ - Founder

‘Neucoin Will Have More Consumers Using It Than Bitcoin within One Year’ - Founder | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
NeuCoin (NEU), a cryptocurrency specifically designed to aid the implementation of online microtransactions and tipping within online products and services, finally launched September 23
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By Erin Lace.To make NeuCoin a stable and secured currency, team and angel investors have committed themselves to respect strict conditions for resale of coins. Terms of re-sales are strictly limited to a period of 5 years (for example, NeuCoin owners will be able to sell only 2% of its coins a month during the first year, and 6% on the sixth year).

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Economists Vs. Economics

Economists Vs. Economics | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

Ever since the late nineteenth century, when economics, increasingly embracing mathematics and statistics, developed scientific pretensions, its practitioners have been accused of a variety of sins. The charges – including hubris, neglect of social goals beyond incomes, excessive attention to formal techniques, and failure to predict major economic developments such as financial crises – have usually come from outsiders, or from a heterodox fringe. But lately it seems that even the field’s leaders are unhappy.

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By Dani Rodrik. Richard Thaler, a distinguished behavioral economist at the University of Chicago, has taken the profession to task for ignoring real-world behavior in favor of models that assume people are rational optimizers. And finance professor Luigi Zingales, also at the University of Chicago, has charged that his fellow finance specialists have led society astray by overstating the benefits produced by the financial industry.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 26, 2016 4:17 PM

Economy comes from the Greek word oikos which means household. A good economy is one that is cared for and tended to much like a good household and suggests something local happens.

 

Wendell Berry and Marc Anielisksi write about these etymological roots. What does that mean for education? Dewey and Whitehead suggested that education is about the present time and place. There is a sense of appreciation for what happens in the space we share with others, an immedicacy.

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Cutting the Gordian Knot of Technological Unemployment with Unconditional Basic Income

Cutting the Gordian Knot of Technological Unemployment with Unconditional Basic Income | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
The creation and use of ever more sophisticated tools that allow humankind to do increasingly more with increasingly less is extraordinary, but it has a catch. What is it, and how do we resolve it?
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We really do need the Unconditional Basic Income for a sustainable and progressive future.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 16, 12:24 PM
With increasing automation in workplaces i.e. manufacturing and restaurants, basic income is part of a broader answer. Another part of the solution is to teach skills that prepare students for an uncertain future and are grounded in the present i.e. problem solving. This includes considering trans-disciplinary teaching.

One of the teachers I interviewed spoke about this at length. Teachers would teach side-by-side and that has its own benefits.
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Unconditional Basic Income becomes a leading policy idea

The Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) could become a mainstream policy idea in 2017, with particular relevance for developing countries.

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By Joy Green. UBI is becoming a more and more respectable idea and I really believe in it.

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UN Report: Robots Will Replace Two-Thirds of All Workers in the Developing World

UN Report: Robots Will Replace Two-Thirds of All Workers in the Developing World | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
Not only will 75 percent of jobs go to automation, but the developing world may even see swaths of companies leaving their shores since labor will be less of a factor for industry. Plans, such as a universal basic income, need to be initiated before this process proliferates and these regions are plunged into even more dire circumstances.
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Again, there's an growing need for a univeral basic income, due to the rapid replacement of jobs by robots.

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Robots Could Make Universal Basic Income a Necessity

Robots Could Make Universal Basic Income a Necessity | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

Universal basic income isn’t a new idea. Variations of the concept — that all citizens, regardless of their career, should have a guaranteed wage — date back to the 16th century, but it’s never been successfully implemented. But the 21st century has something the 16th century didn’t have: robots. And as automated workers take more and more jobs from human beings, basic income might be the only way to keep the country’s economy afloat.

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By Nickolaus Hines. He's right. 

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The Network Europe 21 proposal: Europe as an Interconnected Transnational Republic of Cities and Regions

Must read article that carries a profoundly renewed vision of Europe that is entirely compatible with the p2p/commons vision.
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Based on the idea's of Jaap van Till - Connectivist, 

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Het Rijnland Model anders bekeken

Het Rijnland Model anders bekeken | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
In 1991 introduceerde de Fransman Michel Albert (1930-2015) het begrip Rijnland Model in zijn spraakmakende boek ‘Capitalisme contre Capitalisme’. Na het vallen van de Muur in 1989 viel het hem op dat zich twee vormen van kapitalisme ontwikkelden: een Europese (landen in het stroomgebied van de Rijn) en een Amerikaanse variant (Angelsaksisch Model). Je ziet het pas als je het door hebt. Dit is typisch zo’n geval. In dit artikel gaan we vooral in op het meest essentiële verschil tussen de beide varianten binnen de organisatiekunde. Belangrijk is dat je een weloverwogen keuze maakt en niet ergens stuck in the middle blijft hangen.
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Jaap Peters over Rijnlands,Holocracy, LEAN en Semco. Bij Rijnlanders is de organisatie in handen van de vakmensen zelf en die op hun beurt worden ondersteund door een goed geolied ondersteunend apparaat (‘de achterkant’).

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Finland: Universal Basic Income and deregulation — Medium

Finland: Universal Basic Income and deregulation — Medium | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

The Government pursues a deregulatory agenda in conjunction it has drawn up plans to pay every adult citizen a basic income of €800 each month. Under proposals drafted by the Finnish Social Insurance Institution (Kela), the tax-free payments would replace all other benefit payments, and would be paid to all adults regardless of whether or not they receive any other income.

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By Andrew Brady. It is estimated to cost Finland €46.7 billion per year

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List of My Gurus and NewSophers

List of My Gurus and NewSophers | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
My personal list of Gurus consist of wonderful teachers and visionaries who continue to spread light and life-energy each day for me, and I hope for you too. I call them my NewSophers (= New Philosophers)   They are the present day likes of: John the Baptist, Rumi, Kahlil Gibran, Pytagoras, Galileo, Giordano Bruno, Joan…
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Wow. I'm trully honered. And it's a real pleasant surprise to me. Thanks Jaap van Till!

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A $20 trillion rock could turn Planetary Resources into the richest company on Earth | Impact Lab

A $20 trillion rock could turn Planetary Resources into the richest company on Earth | Impact Lab | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
Amun 3554 is a little more than a mile wide and it's one of the smallest M-class (metal-bearing) asteroids yet discovered. Unless it ever decides to smash
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The new form of mining. Very lucrative. Could make the miners the richests companies on earth for a long time. A Mega trillion dollar source of metals.

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(Future 8) Fractanomics - The Issue of Scale in the Network Economy (repost from my 1997 version)

(Future 8) Fractanomics - The Issue of Scale in the Network Economy (repost from my 1997 version) | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it

Let’s face it, most success seem to migrate to those people or companies who already are very popular. In Holland we have a saying that ‘the devil shits on the largest shitheap’, meaning that the rich get richer all the time. The Bible also mentions the inequality of the way people use their ‘talents’ over the years.

A more recent example of this phenomenon is the very wide scale of visitor frequency of WWW pages [1]. Some popular pages have millions (and growing) of hits a day and others have only a few. Success seems to attract success, which can result in growth. Whatever the feelings of unfairness and fears of market dominance these inequalities may raise, it looks very interesting to take an objective closer look at what mechanisms may be behind this phenomenon.

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#Fractanomics. Still relevant. By Jaap van Till.

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Solving Problems With Collective Intelligence – Towards an Internet of Thinkers?

Solving Problems With Collective Intelligence – Towards an Internet of Thinkers? | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
How can technology that we are able to build with today’s tools help us to solve the big problems of individuals, organizations, and the world at large? More specifically: How can we use the internet in the best way to improve our collective problem-solving capabilities? Questions like these don’t seem to be asked very often, perhaps because people usually focus on specific problems, rather than general problem-solving in its own right.
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By Michael Hrenka. Very interesting article with a lot of ideas to come to an internet of thinkers.

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A Universal Basic Income Is The Bipartisan Solution To Poverty We've Been Waiting For

A Universal Basic Income Is The Bipartisan Solution To Poverty We've Been Waiting For | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
What if the government simply paid everyone enough so that no one was poor? It's an insane idea that's gaining an unlikely alliance of supporters.
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By Ben Schiller. Even a modest amount had incredible effects on people's savings, economic status, health—so people felt in control of their lives.

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The sharing economy could end capitalism – but that's not all

The sharing economy could end capitalism – but that's not all | Cooperative capitalism | Scoop.it
The sharing economy could bring about the end of capitalism: that’s the provocative claim made by economic journalist Paul Mason. But research indicates that it actually has many possible futures.
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By Chris Martin.  Consumption 2.0 and new ways of working.

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By Chris Martin.  Consumption 2.0 and new ways of working.